This watch is accompanied by its original Patek Philippe Certificat d'Origine et de Garantie as well as booklets from the time of original sale. There is also a card from Hausmann & Co. with hand written notation from the purchaser stating that the watch was bought in 1966. It is also accompanied by an associated 18K gold woven mesh bracelet.
Patek Philippe began production of reference 3448 with the 27-460 Q calibre movement in 1962. Only 586 examples were made.
For another example of this model see lot 210 in this sale.
A similar watch is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 2nd edition, p. 288. It is also featured in Ore d'Ore by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti and Franco Nencini, p. 45.